CLAYTON L CRUCE
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

CLAYTON LEON CRUCE

WALL NAME

CLAYTON L CRUCE

PANEL / LINE

2E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

12/25/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/21/1965

HOME OF RECORD

TALLAHASSEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Leon County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PVT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CLAYTON LEON CRUCE
POSTED ON 9.14.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On June 13, 1965, a group of Marines were returning in a truck to their unit from a recreational swim outing at a beach near Chu Lai in Quang Tin Province, RVN, when a grenade reportedly fell from the belt of one of the men and detonated. The blast, which ignited a five-gallon jug of fuel, killed two and injured another twenty. The two lost Marines were CPL Edgar C. Brown and PFC Francisco X. Saenz, infantrymen from D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. One of the eight critically wounded, PVT Clayton L. Cruce, also from D/1/4, was medically evacuated to a U.S. Air Force hospital in Japan where he expired June 21, 1965. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “3 Marines Die, 19 Hurt in Blast.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, June 15, 1965; and “Blast Labeled An Accident.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, June 16, 1965]
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POSTED ON 3.5.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Pvt Clayton Cruce,
Thank you for your service as a Basic Infantryman. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 6.21.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear PVT Clayton Leon Cruce, sir



As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.



May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.



With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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POSTED ON 6.22.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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